Burmese Ceremonial Sword
Known as dha, swords of this type were used for ceremonial events, such as spirit, or nat, festivals in the Shan States of Burma. The scabbard and handle are carved wood with a silver-plated brass sheet covering and a white lacquer wash (some of the plating has been worn off). The blade has silver koftgari images and Burmese script. The workmanship is somewhat crude for this style of sword and may indicate a rural origin. The condition overall is good.
Size: Blade: 25.5″; Handle: 13″; OA: 43.25″